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Organizations aim to block funds for East African oil pipeline

National and international NGOs from around the world have asked more than two dozen banks not to finance a 1,445-kilometer (898-mile) pipeline to shuttle oil from fields in Uganda to a port on Tanzania's coast.

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Oslo opens up for big drilling, but oil companies do not want remote Barents licenses

In 2012, as many as 36 companies wanted to drill in pristine Norwegian waters. Nine years later, the number has dropped to only seven.
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Teenagers taking the Australian government to court over climate change

A landmark class action against the Australian government could set a precedent that would stop the government from approving new fossil fuel projects because of their contribution to climate change.

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Pollution is so bad in this Chicago neighborhood, people are on hunger strike to stop it

It's been nearly a month since dozens of Chicagoans went on hunger strike to stop a scrapyard from being moved to a lower-income neighborhood.
Climate

Portland group key to convincing General Mills to drop chemical from mac-and-cheese processing

Annie's Homegrown will eliminate ortho-phthalates, which make plastics more flexible but may also pose health risks, from its production equipment.
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Logging deferred in valleys home to Canada’s last three wild spotted owls

In the absence of endangered species legislation in B.C., the provincial and federal governments have announced a new 'nature agreement' that includes pilot projects to protect at-risk species.

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Climate

Anna Hursey: 14-year-old table tennis player gets call up from Biden to support climate efforts

14-year-old Anna Hursey is still in shock after receiving a message from the U.S. Embassy to help in President Joe Biden's mission to tackle climate change.

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In attacks on environmental advocates in Canada, a disturbing echo of extremist politics in the US

Critics say the provincial government's inquiry into foreign funding of activists has devolved into incompetence and relies on reports laced with conspiracy theories and climate denial.

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Climate

Australian sport stars call for more action to combat climate ‘havoc’

The impact of extreme weather on sport, which has resulted in seasons being cut short and players hospitalised, has prompted Australian sport stars to call for greater action to combat the climate crisis.

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General Iron: Mayor Lori Lightfoot responds to hunger strikers opposed to move

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she wants to work on environmental issues on the Southeast Side but won't commit to denying metal shredder's permit.

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Vancouver police to review own violent arrests at Indigenous pipeline protest

Civil liberties advocate calls out lack of ‘truly independent’ police oversight.
Climate

Gov. Newsom pushes private seawater desalting plant over local and environmental opposition

Emails reveal that Newsom administration officials and Poseidon Water executives have been heavily involved in a regional water board review of the desalination proposal.

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Climate

The key to beating fossil fuel corps? Global collaboration

As lawsuits by U.S. cities and states mount against industry for its climate impacts, litigants need to model the strategy that brought down Big Tobacco: Share everything.
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Justice

Saskatchewan First Nation erects blockade after company enters territory without consent

A northern Saskatchewan First Nation has blockaded a road and issued a cease-and-desist order against a Toronto uranium company.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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